Social Partnership in Russia: Prerequisites, Problems and Trends

  • Elena V. FROLOVA
  • Natalia V. MEDVEDEVA
  • Elena E. KABANOVA
  • Svetlana N. KURBAKOVA
  • Mikhail V. VINICHENKO


The article deals with social partnership as a system of relationships in which the three sectors, the government,
business and society, act as the subjects of partnerships while a set of social problems serves as the object. To
date, the social and economic premises for the development of social partnership between business and
government in the Russian Federation, particularly at the municipal level, have not been fully explored, since the
social welfare of both the regions and the country as a whole depends on sustainable social and economic
development of municipalities. The scientific and practical significance lies in analyzing and identifying key issues
that restrict the development of social partnership at the municipal level in the current conditions. On the basis of
the analysis, the authors note the prevailing objective contradiction between the municipalities’ need for private
investment funds and lack of them. This problem suggests that in today's market conditions more flexible
mechanisms for attracting business to solve local issues have to be used. The paper summarizes the current
practices for implementing public-private partnership projects and identifies priority ones. The research concludes
that more active implementation of the partnership approach is needed to address the problems of local
governments. This will help create new opportunities for social development through capabilities of each sector
and new ways of their application.
How to Cite
FROLOVA, Elena V. et al. Social Partnership in Russia: Prerequisites, Problems and Trends. Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 407-416, may 2016. ISSN 2068-696X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 14 apr. 2024.
Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics